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2012 Kentucky Derby: Matt Gardner Previews The Horses And Jockeys

The 138th Kentucky Derby is one day away, so let's take a look at the most important aspect of the day: the participants.

Matt Gardner of the SB Nation horse racing blog And Down The Stretch They Come takes a look at some of the horses, jockeys and trainers you'll be hearing about on Saturday.

Bodemeister and Hansen are two of the favorites in the Kentucky Derby, but history isn't on there side. What does this mean?

Calvin Borel has become the most well-known jockeys after winnings three of the last five Kentuky Derbys. Does he have a chance on Take Charge Indy?

Check out the video below:

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For updates, stay tuned to SB Nation Dallas. For more in-depth coverage of the 2012 Kentucky Derby, head over to SB Nation horse racing blog And Down The Stretch They Come. Stay up to date with constant Derby coverage in this StoryStream.

Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.